Mark Boulton

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Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod

Essay on the benefits of performant software, and how it affects user perception of engineering quality and overall usability

Published on 24 Jul 2019

SHAPE UP

Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters
New book by Ryan at Basecamp. Well worth a read.

Published on 12 Jul 2019

Netlify Analytics - Accurate insights without performance impacts

Published on 10 Jul 2019

How to Section Your HTML

An *excellent* post on the fundamentals of sectioning in HTML. I'll be refactoring this site after reading this.

Published on 19 Jun 2019

Automate your outgoing webmentions

Remy's Webmention.app looks like a very handy little service indeed. Been toying with the idea of webmentions on this site fort a little while now.

Published on 19 Jun 2019

Facebook is the Tipping Point for Crypto

A crypto currency from a centralised organisation with questionable ethics. Sure, this might make virtual currency mainstream, but I'm not entirely sure this is good for crypto.

Bitcoin's week-long rally took some by surprise, but in retrospect, Mosaic Theory may have foreshadowed it. Among the rationales, Facebook is coming.

Published on 19 Jun 2019

Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

Mary Meeker's been at it again. Nothing very surprising in this year's report, but one thing did jump out at me which was related to customer acquisition costs. They're going up across the board. Mary points out that, in some cases, it's more costly to acquire a customer than the lifespan of that customer with a given product. When that happens, it's unsustainable growth.

Published on 18 Jun 2019

Publishing Is Hard

Yes. Yes it is.

Published on 16 Jun 2019

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